I made a topic in "Ideas and Script Requests" which has been read by 3 people since I posted it 4 days ago, so I'm taking it here. A lot of people have VLC and its Mozilla plugin installed, so I feel this would be a very useful script. Here is what I posted:
If you have the VLC plugin installed and you follow a direct link to a media file, it opens up in the browser and starts playing after a brief buffer time. That works fine, except there is no way to control the playback; there are no buttons or even keyboard shortcuts you can use to do basic things like pause or fast-forward.
To be clear, I am not talking about embedded videos within web pages. I am talking about opening a link to a video or audio file in the browser, like this:
MP4 File (a public domain film)